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  2. Berlin
  3. Jewish Museum Berlin

Jewish Berlin's Destruction & Rebirth: 4-Hour Walking Tour

Product ID: 11534
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Discover the history of Berlin's Jewish community, from the Enlightenment to the horrors of the Holocaust. From the ancient Jewish-Cemetry to the New Synagogue, learn how Jews prospered, perished, and rose again to thrive in Germany's capital.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See Berlin's Jewish Quarter, the New Synagogue, and the Workshop for the Blind
  • Learn about Berlin's Jewish life and culture, from the Enlightenment to the Holocaust
  • Learn about Mendelssohn, Einstein, and the Berlin Jews who made an impact
  • Discover Berlin's flourishing Jewish community in the present day, and find out where to eat kosher
  • Explore Hackescher Markt and Hackesche Höfe
Full description
Berlin's Jewry has a unique and special history, from the days of the Enlightenment, through the brutal truths of the Holocaust, up to its present-day revival. Uncover the history of Berlin's re-emerging Jewish community, learn about the people that made its greatest impacts, and see the sites that matter.

From Moses Mendelssohn to Albert Einstein, Berlin's Jews have been responsible for some of the most significant events in intellectual and cultural development. Yet their achievements came against a backdrop of anti-Semitic harassment and discrimination which, after seething for centuries, eventually devastated Europe, and the rest of the world, more recently than many of us would like to think.

See the magnificent New Synagogue, and hear its incredible story, which mirrors the tale of Jews in Berlin before, during, and after Nazi persecution.

See where non-Jews risked their lives in order to hide their Jewish neighbors, including the Workshop for the Blind, where one courageous Berliner risked his own life to save those of his Jewish employees. See the site of the ancient Jewish-Cemetry where Mendelssohn is still buried, and acquaint yourself with his significance in philosophy and Jewish history.

Walk in the footsteps of working-class Jewish immigrants who dreamed of a better world. Hear the stories of women who aspired to be Rabbis, and the rich who desired poverty. Discover what it means, and what it once meant, to be a Jewish Berliner.
Includes
  • 4-hour tour with English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Public transport tickets

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Meeting point

East Meeting Point (10:30): In front of 'AM to PM' bar and restaurant at Hackescher Markt train station.

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Important information
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• Please note that the tour runs rain or shine
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Insider Tour Berlin

Product ID: 11534